Game Design

2018 - 19 Game Design Curriculum

The following degree plan is for the 2018-19 academic year. Current students should log into MyMICA or contact their Advisor for their personalized degree plan

First-Year Requirements Course # Credits
Forum 1 FF 111 3.0
Forum 2 FF 112 3.0
Color & Design FF 120A or 120B 3.0
Forms & Space FF 130A or 130B 3.0
Systems & Time FF 140A or 140B 3.0
Drawing: Tradition & Innovation FF 161 3.0
Drawing: Contemporary Practices FF 162 3.0
First-Year Studio Elective   3.0
Total credits for the First-Year requirements: 24.0
Liberal Arts Requirements Course # Credits
Art Matters AH 100 3.0
Modernism and After AH 201 3.0
Art History Elective AH 9.0
Critical Inquiry HMST 101 3.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (any level) 3.0
Humanistic Studies/Literature Elective (300 or 400 level) 3.0
Intellectual History I and II -IH1 and -IH2 6.0
Science/Math Requirement NSCI 3.0
Theory Requirement -TH 3.0
Academic Electives (or Writing Workshop, if required) 6.0
Total credits for the Liberal Arts requirements: 42.0
Game Design Major Requirements Course # Credits
Game/Play GMD 225 3.0
2D Game Design GMD 305 3.0
2D Level and Narrative Design GMD 306 3.0
Advanced 2D Game Design GMD 250 3.0
Game Collaboration Studio I and II GMD 298, INT 402, or PD 390 6.0
3D Game Design GMD 312 3.0
3D Game Studio GMD 316 3.0
Narrative Design GMD 220 3.0
Senior Project Studio I and II IA 498 and 499 9.0
Studio Electives 18.0
Total credits for the Game Design Major requirements: 54.0

If an integrated degree in Humanistic Studies, a minor in the Liberal Arts, or the MAT preparatory curriculum is chosen, the total credits would be 126.